November 21, 2016 Subject:
Marie Wilson as Irma is Great
The radio version of "My Friend Irma" ran from 1947 into 1954 will the television version running from 1952 into 1954. I liked the radio version with Cathy Lewis in the role of Irma's roommate, although the television version also does well with a slightly different cast.
Marie Wilson is brilliant in her portrayal of Irma. The simplicity of the plot is enhanced by her unique style and believability in the role of the clueless, yet brazen, title character. This program embodies all of the elements that made early '50s sitcoms so endearing and memorable.